In Conversation With... Thirftscape's Lauren Reynolds
Hi! My name is Lauren, and I am the founder of Thriftscape, the website that allows you to search across all your favourite secondhand marketplaces, all in one place.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA? I turned to online thrifting during the 2020 pandemic and found I was spending a lot of time jumping from app to app to find the perfect item. That is when I wished a resource like this existed, so I knew I had to make it a reality! HOW DOES IT WORK? We have connected the best secondhand selling sites into one search engine, making looking for clothes secondhand so much easier!
Step 1 – Go to our dedicated search engine page
Step 2 – Search for what you want to find, for example, ‘Topshop Jeans’
Step 3 – Compare results from eBay, Vinted, Oxfam, and more! Set filters to narrow down your search to find the perfect item.
Step 4 – Click buy! You will be taken directly to the marketplace that you choose to complete your purchase as normal. You complete your purchase with the retailer, we just take the hard work out of finding the items. WHAT BRANDS DO YOU HAVE ON BOARD? We are proud to announce that we have 5 incredible secondhand brands on board so far. We have lots to add once we have gone live too, so the space will continue to grow and evolve.
· Oxfam Online Shop
HOW CAN SMALL / SUSTAINABLE COMPANIES BECOME A THRIFTSCAPER?
If you have seen our Thriftscapers page, you will know it is a great place to find small sustainable companies, from Sacha Beee with her recycled jewellery, to clothes swapping sites, and even eco-conscious companies offering products such as reusable shaving and period products. I really wanted to build the space up to be a hub of ethical and sustainable companies, so that if people are looking to make the switch from fast fashion/single-use products but don’t know where to start, they will have a whole range of options available in one place to help them start shopping ethically.
If you would like to get on board as a Thriftscaper, just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I CAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTED
No need to wait! We are live now, you can find us over on thriftscape.co.uk to get started. We hope you love it as much as we do!